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  • Hope he didn't commit painless suicide.
  • Mad Scientist: Hope he didn't commit painless suicide.


    Mandel wrote the music Michael Altman wrote the lyrics.
  • Was it me, or did it change after Radar left.

    i think they cut off an opening shot of Radar from the opening credits, and it misses a note or two at the very beginning? Or was I going mad on my watch through when I was locked down and going mad with nothing else to do
  • Manic Street Preachers - Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (Video)
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    RIP Howie Mandel
  • M*A*S*H* - movie theme song - opening
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  • I used to avoid that theme song like the plague. MASH aired as the last of the good late night reruns when I was in high school, so hearing that musty old thing kick in meant it was time for sleep.
  • Gubbo: Was it me, or did it change after Radar left.

    i think they cut off an opening shot of Radar from the opening credits, and it misses a note or two at the very beginning? Or was I going mad on my watch through when I was locked down and going mad with nothing else to do


    Now, I have to look into this, since my wife recently bought the whole series on disc.
  • Hawk24: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FgcGOWaT​PdU]


    The song - with lyrics - always gets me. Growing up, I started on the TV show. Didn't see the movie until I was in my later teens - my dad didn't get it on VHS until then :) (early 90s) But I got that movie, SOB and a few other classics on DVD as soon as possible.
  • harleyquinnical: Gubbo: Was it me, or did it change after Radar left.

    i think they cut off an opening shot of Radar from the opening credits, and it misses a note or two at the very beginning? Or was I going mad on my watch through when I was locked down and going mad with nothing else to do

    Now, I have to look into this, since my wife recently bought the whole series on disc.


    You can take any random one from the first series with any random one from the final series.
  • DecemberNitro: I used to avoid that theme song like the plague. MASH aired as the last of the good late night reruns when I was in high school, so hearing that musty old thing kick in meant it was time for sleep.


    That was the 60 minutes clock noise for me.   When I was a kid and I heard that, it was going to be time for bed soon and the weekend was over.
  • Stratohead: Mad Scientist: Hope he didn't commit painless suicide.

    Mandel wrote the music Michael Altman wrote the lyrics.


    Robert Altman had his then 14 year old son Michael write the lyrics, because he wanted them to sound like the kind of goofy, maudlin thing a teenager would write.

    As it turns out, Michael made far more off MASH than Robert did.  Robert got a flat fee ($50K, I think) for directing the movie.  Michael still gets royalties any time an episode of the TV show airs somewhere.
  • bobug: Hawk24: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FgcGOWaT​PdU]

    The song - with lyrics - always gets me. Growing up, I started on the TV show. Didn't see the movie until I was in my later teens - my dad didn't get it on VHS until then :) (early 90s) But I got that movie, SOB and a few other classics on DVD as soon as possible.


    I agree...the movie version is hauntingly beautiful. I love the harmonies and chord modulations. The TV version is a little too clean and "peppy."
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    RIP Howard Cosell
  • DecemberNitro: I used to avoid that theme song like the plague. MASH aired as the last of the good late night reruns when I was in high school, so hearing that musty old thing kick in meant it was time for sleep.


    I love how ABC would add an upbeat ending so the show wouldn't cut out on a down note.  "Suicide!  Ba-dump-DUMP!"
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    Marcus Aurelius: DecemberNitro: I used to avoid that theme song like the plague. MASH aired as the last of the good late night reruns when I was in high school, so hearing that musty old thing kick in meant it was time for sleep.

    I love how ABC would add an upbeat ending so the show wouldn't cut out on a down note.  "Suicide!  Ba-dump-DUMP!"


    I love that there are people who forget M*A*S*H's entire original run on tv was on CBS.
  • I win pretty much any game of Six Degrees where we count the steps to people in Hollywood. A college friend went to school with Gary Burghoff so he is 2 steps. So many people were in either the MASH movie or TV show with him that I can usually match with 1-2 more steps.
  • DecemberNitro: I used to avoid that theme song like the plague. MASH aired as the last of the good late night reruns when I was in high school, so hearing that musty old thing kick in meant it was time for sleep.


    MASH was first run when I was a kid and aired at 9p in NY. For a time, as soon as we heard the start of the opening credits from the living room it was lights out in our room.
  • When I was a kid I changed the lyrics.

    "Through early morning fog I see
    Hawkeye out taking a pee
    I even saw his wee-ee-nee
    He banged it on a willow tree"

    Still sing it that way in my head whenever I hear it.
  • Stratohead: Mandel wrote the music Michael Altman wrote the lyrics.



    From Wikipedia: Mike Altman was 14 years old when he wrote the song's lyrics.
  • Stratohead: Mad Scientist: Hope he didn't commit painless suicide.

    Mandel wrote the music Michael Altman wrote the lyrics.


    yup and Michael's dad Robert Altman directed the movie, made about $70,000 for doing so. Michael made $1,000,000 for the lyrics.
  • That song almost made me go through with it.
  • Stratohead: Mad Scientist: Hope he didn't commit painless suicide.

    Mandel wrote the music Michael Altman wrote the lyrics.


    So he committed painful suicide?
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